Today is February 26, 2024 /

A Message from the WJC President

Hello WJC friends,

I hope you are all enjoying Passover with your loved-ones.

Sherry and I just returned from Israel where we were honored to witness the joyous marriage of Edan Soroker and Daniella Koller. Many WJC families attended and the ceremony was officiated by Rabbi Segelman. This was a special event for him as well—uniting two WJC congregant families for the second time. It was an incredibly moving celebration.

Speaking of celebrations, there are several events coming up both inside and outside of WJC saluting those in the WJC family:

  • On April 25, Hadassah will be presenting a L’Dor V’Dor Award to Myra Glajchen and her daughter, Susannah Cohen at their annual gala raising funds for Hadassah’s Mother and Child Center in Jersualem where 10,000 babies are born each year.
  • On May 9, Meira Fleisch will being presented a Westchester Jewish Council Julian Bernstein awards for Distinguished Service for her volunteer work at Westchester Jewish Community Services.
  • On May 17, Karen Everett will receive the 2023 Robert M Sherman Young Pioneers Award from The Jewish Education Project.
  • Also, not to be missed, our own Dan Rosenberg, who has been leining Torah on Shabbat, Holidays and at morning minyan for many, many years is on track (Hashem permitting) to complete reading the entire Torah at Shabbat services on May 20th. For those prefer a sports metaphor, this is the spiritual & intellectual equivalent of running 100 marathons, with an Iron Man thrown in for good measure. You do not need to be a long-distance athlete to start reading some torah, please let us know if you would like to learn as well.
  • Of course, do not forget to support WJC’s Scholar-in-Residence Weekend on April 28-30 with Rabbi Ethan Tucker and our upcoming Night at the Riviera on June 11 honoring Judy and Howard Zweig, Sharon Weinstock and Jacques Steinberg, and Glenna Lee.

In addition to being a home of celebration, WJC also has physical needs, so I thought I’d give you a quick update on a couple of things going on behind the scenes. We began the replacement of the roof over the classroom building last week. Our security system has been updated with new cameras, and you will soon see protective bollards installed as part of a federal grant. Our house committee just completed needed upgrades to the home of Cantor Goldberg and his family.

Lastly, our nominating committee has completed their work and will present a slate of trustees and officers at the annual congregational meeting for your approval on April 24.

Congratulations to all the honorees and volunteers. A happy and healthy Passover to all of you.

L’hitraot,
Larry

 

 

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